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Wymondham

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Wymondham is a market town in Norfolk, 9 miles SW of Norwich.

Understand[edit]

The town has all the facilities that would be expected: medical, dental, shops, supermarkets, police station, banks, etc. Lotus Cars are based just outside the town in Hethel.

Get in[edit]

Wymondham
Beckets Chapel

Wymondham is alongside the main A11 Norwich to Newmarket road and is served by several junctions. There are several bus services between the town and Norwich and outlying villages.

  • 1 Wymondham railway station (close to the town centre). The town is on the Cambridge to Norwich train line. Wymondham railway station on Wikipedia Q2411114 on Wikidata

Get around[edit]

Wymondham is small enough to walk around. The town has several carparks.

See[edit]

  • 1 Wymondham Abbey. Today the Abbey serves as the parish church of Wymondham, but it started life as a Benedictine priory. Wymondham Abbey on Wikipedia Q8039988 on Wikidata
  • 2 Wymondham Heritage Museum (Wymondham Bridewell). Wymondham Bridewell on Wikipedia Q8039989 on Wikidata

Do[edit]

  • 1 Banham Zoo (Zoological Society of East Anglia), Kenninghall Road, Banham, Norfolk NR16 2HE (11 miles to SSW),  +44 1953 887771. Opening times vary through year. Good sized zoo, wide range of animals, good enclosures, well looked after. Entry price varies with time of year and visitor age. Banham Zoo on Wikipedia Q4855654 on Wikidata
  • 2 Wymondham Leisure CentreNorwich Road, Wymondham, NR18 0NT +44 1953 607171, e-mail: . 25m swimming pool, gym and fitness centre. Swimming: Adult £4.50 Child (5–18) £2.25 Child (under 5) Free.

Motor Sport[edit]

Cycling[edit]

The surrounding countryside has many small rural quiet roads without many hills ideally suited to cycling. The network of small lanes will need a map (or GPS or smartphone with mapping) for those not familiar with the area. Cyclists avoid the A11 running past the town and tend to use the narrower rural lanes.

Horse Riding[edit]

The area is popular for horse riding

Buy[edit]

The town has two main supermarkets

  • 1 Waitrose (Supermarket)Norwich Road, NR18 0SH +44 1953 607772. M-F 07:30–21:00. Sa 07:30–20:00. Su 10:00–16:00. Supermarket (food, drink and general items), ATMs, cafe, petrol station
  • 2 Morrisons (Supermarket)Postmill Close, NR18 0NS +44 1953 828879. M–Sa 07:00–22:00. Su 10:00–16:00. Also ATMs.

The town centre has a wide range of smaller shops, banks, etc.

There are two markets

  • 3 Weekly MarketMarket Cross. F 09:00–14:30.
  • 4 Farmers MarketMarket Cross. 3rd Sa each month 09:00–13:00.

Cyclists[edit]

Eat[edit]

Several restaurants, take-aways, fish & chip shops, pizza shops, etc. in the town.

  • 1 Shapla Tandoori22-26 Town Green, Wymondham, NR18 0PW +44 1953 601173. Daily 12:00-14:00 & 17:30-23:00. Authentic Indian/Bangladeshi Cuisine.
  • 2 Kindreds2 Bridewell Street, Wymondham, NR18 0AR +44 1953 601872. M-Sa 12:00-14:00 & 18:00-21:00. Su 12:00-16:00. Modern French cuisine. Set menu: Su lunch 2 courses £18, 3 courses £23. Or a la carte..

Drink[edit]

Number of pubs in the town.

  • 1 The Green Dragon Tavern (Pub), 6 Church Street, Wymondham, NR18 0PH +44 1953 607907. M-Th 12:00-23:00. F-Sa 12:00-00:00. Su 12:00-22:30. Medieval pub dating back to 14th century. Served drinks & food.
  • 2 The Lemon Tree Café Bar2 Damgate Street, Wymondham, NR18 0BQ +44 1953 606366. T-Th 09:00-15:00. F-Sa 08:00-15:00. Café, cakes & bar.
  • 3 The Railway (Pub), Station Rd, Wymondham, NR18 0JY (5 mins walk from town centre),  +44 1953 605262, e-mail: . Pub: M-Sa 11:30-23:00. Su 12:00-22:30.. Also serves food (more limited hours).

Sleep[edit]

Several hotels and B&Bs in town and surrounding area offering range of standards (and prices)

  • 1 Town House Hotel28 Market St, NR18 0BB (In town centre),  +44 1953 606721. 2* hotel. Free Wi-Fi. Free parking
  • 2 Park Farm HotelNorwich Rd, Hethersett, NR9 3DL +44 1603 810264, e-mail: . 4* exclusive country house hotel.
  • 3 61 on Folly B&B61 Folly Road (Entrance via Bellrope Lane), Wymondham, NR18 0QR +44 1953 797306, e-mail: . Check-in: 16:00-21:00 (earlier on request), check-out: by 10:30 (later on request). Incl. Wi-Fi. Bank Holidays, Easter & summer months (1 May-31 Aug) min booking 2 nights on F, Sa & Su. No pets. £65 (single per night). £85 (double per night). Discounts for 5 nights or longer..
  • 4 Yew Tree House B&BSilfield St, Silfield, NR18 9NS +44 1953 602216, e-mail: . £40 (single per night). £70 (double per night).
  • 5 Top Barn B&BWymondham Rd, Wramplingham, NR18 0RZ +44 1603 810544, e-mail: . 3 course supper £22.50. £65 (single occupancy). £80 (double)..

Stay Healthy[edit]

Connect[edit]

  • 5 Post Office39 Market Street, Wymondham, NR18 0AJ (Inside T&S Stores),  +44 1953 603123.

Go next[edit]

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